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Australia: Drought negatively affect future productivity and quality of wheat

May 29, 2013. Australian wheat harvest this year may suffer from lack of moisture, predicts Emerald Group Australia Pty. It is reported by news agency Bloomberg.

It is currently summer in Australia was unusually hot. The rainfall from February to April was below normal, leading to a reduction in soil moisture reserves. In April, Australian farmers have started sowing winter, hoping to heavy rainfall during the winter.

Lack of moisture will negatively affect the quality of the wheat, predicts Emerald Group Australia Pty. Wheat yields in some grain-producing areas will be lower than expected earlier, and wheat yield will be

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Tropical cyclone Barbara threatens Mexico

May 29, 2013. Off the coast of Mexico, in the eastern Pacific Ocean, was born a tropical cyclone. He was immediately given the name "Barbara".

According to the National Center for monitoring hurricanes, located in Miami, while "Barbara" is in place. Center of the cyclone is 233 kilometers to the southeast of the Mexican city of Salina Cruz. Wind speed at the center already is 64 km / h (18 m / sec).

Forecasters reported that "Barbara" is about to start its move to the coast of Mexico. According to the calculations of weather forecasters, the cyclone, moving north

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Heavy rains have caused flooding in Germany and Switzerland

June 1, 2013. In Germany, the Thuringian flooded some areas in the town Stadtroda. In Germany, in May turned out to be unusually cold and rainy. Who is on high alert rescue services are in the south and south-east of the country.

The water level in the Bavarian city of Passau over 7 and a half meters.

The alarming situation in some parts of Switzerland. Preparing for a flood is, in particular, near Lucerne.

Due to the increase of the water level in the Rhine stopped shipping in Basel. Meteorologists can not say yet when the situation normalizes.

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An asteroid capable to arrange end of the world will fly past Earth

May 31, 2013. By the Earth approaching asteroid with a diameter almost three kilometers. If such a space boulder fell on the surface of the planet, it could cause the end of the world.

According to experts of NASA, the celestial body fly past at a distance of about six million kilometers. Space for such a distance is negligible, but for the Earth — are huge. For example, the Moon is 15 times closer than the asteroid that route, TV channel "Russia 24".

For astronomers heavenly fireball — a real gift. In observatories around the world, scientists are going

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In Moscow, rain and +4 °

Rain, sometimes heavy, will go to the capital for almost the entire day on Saturday, the website "Meteonovosti."

"From 10 to 18 hours in the city will be held rain. Partly total rainfall by the end of the day will be from 3 to 8 millimeters, and in some areas of the city will fall to 11 millimeters of rain, "- said in a statement.

In addition, during the day in the Moscow region is expected to strengthen south-west wind, whose speed with gusts may reach 12-15 meters per second.

According to forecasters, the air temperature in Moscow on

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Storm winds and strong waves crash around Ireland and the UK

Storm winds and strong waves crash around Ireland and the UK Natural Disasters

Storm to the north of Great Britain caused a storm winds, cold rains and waves in the Irish Sea. From 27 to 28 November strong waves was overturned cargo vessel "Swanland". As a result of the collapse of the two survivors, one was killed, five fate remains unknown.

Sea waves fall on the shore near Workington Cumbria, destroying everything in its path. In Scotland, because of the strong storm winds closed roads in mountainous areas, and ferry flights canceled. According to the weather station force wind gusts

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Mass extinction 252 million years ago coincided with an increase in carbon dioxide

Mass extinction 252 million years ago coincided with an increase in carbon dioxide Facts

Presumably the first living organisms appeared 3.8 billion years ago. Over the past 500 million years on Earth happened five mass extinctions. Scientists agree that dinosaurs may have become extinct 66 million years ago with the fall of a huge asteroid. Greatest mass extinction, during which lost some 90% of marine and terrestrial species, occurred at the end of the Permian period 250 million years ago. But the reason has not yet been established.

Researchers at MIT have come to two conclusions about the mass extinction.

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July-2010 surprised even climatologists

No tale to tell, nor pen describe. It is — about the Moscow July, which was the warmest (or hot) in the climate history. The impression is that he has come to us from the climate of the future or the past, but then it was not routine meteorological observations. Why are there about the Moscow July! Moscow's numbers are a reflection of the whole of unprecedented anomalies observed during the month of the vast territory. At a rate of 18,2 ° average temperature was 26,0 ° (positive anomaly 7.8°). Such a result is not yet known meteorological annals of

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Constrains the government of Great Britain its environmental promises?

Constrains the government of Great Britain its environmental promises? Save the planet

David Cameron's promise to provide the most environmental policy in question. "Grinometrom" evaluated several options: climate change, environmental protection, energy efficiency, transportation, renewable energy.

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Pine Island glacier cracked

Pine Island glacier cracked Facts

In October 2011 the first flight over the island Pine in West Antarctica, researchers in the project IceBridge discovered a crack in the ice, which will cause the appearance of a new iceberg.

IceBridge — NASA, the purpose of which is to measure the thickness of the ice using laser radar and radar. Although the birth of icebergs not a rare phenomenon, the Pine Island Glacier is of particular interest to scientists. He is the most vulnerable point of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Rate of reduction of the ice island Pine at 100 meters

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